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CITY GUIDE - London

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Looking for luxury with a great location?
Check into Motel One for a chic base that doesn’t break the bank. Sandwiched in between Aldgate and Tower Hill tube, landmarks are on your doorstep – literally. Rooms are designer decorated to a high standard including rainfall showers, dreamy beds and floor to ceiling windows which provide killer views of the capital (spot The Gherkin, Tower Bridge and The Shard to name a few). And as for facilities you’ve got free wi-fi, a continental breakfast and on-site bar should you fancy a refreshment.

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London is bursting with culture, famous landmarks and must-sees. From Buckingham Palace to Tower Bridge and Marble Arch to Piccadilly Circus – the list is endless.

Take a boat cruise along The Thames to see the city from a different view. Visit (and even dine) at the Shard for breath-taking views of the city.

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Take in all the city has to offer at the Double Tree Hilton’s Sky Bar by Tower Hill. You’ll be able to tourist spot all of the landmarks whilst sipping a Long Island ice tea (or three) as the sun sets.

Just make sure to get there early enough to grab a seat as it’s a popular hotspot.

Stroll around one of London’s many world-renown galleries from Tate Modern to the National Galley – which houses over 2,000 paintings. Or take a leisurely stroll (and picnic if weather permits) in the endless green parks the city has to offer. Hyde Park (Tube: Marble Arch) houses a boating lake, Diana’s Memorial Fountain and open green space as far as the eye can see. Or roam over to Regent’s Park with landscaped gardens, lakes, sports and London’s Zoo – housing over 700 species of animals.

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Want brunch with a difference?

Book in for an appointment with Dr Kluger Intrigued? You should be, Hidden behind a secret corridor at The Breakfast Club in Canary Wharf, it’s a Narnia effect as you enter the Old Towne Tavern away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Try their famous Bottomless Boozy Brunch where you’ll be treated to unlimited Prosecco, bucks fizz and lager alongside your mouth-watering meal – available every Saturday and Sunday.

Try and reserve where you can as queues out of the door are a regular thing and no-one wants a hungry stomach...

Not feeling up to the fizz?

Not to worry – they also offer all of your regular fry up favourites, eggs, pancakes and breakfast sandwiches up until 5pm daily – lie in here we come!

The Tube, The Underground – whatever you want to call it, it’s the easiest, cheapest and fastest way around the city. Buy a day travelzone card or an Oyster card to save money, or you can now use your contactless Debit card to pay for your journeys. There’s plenty of maps at each station to help you around – or download one of the many apps that can help plan your quickest route too. If all that fails – staff are available to help at each station.

Another big mode of transport in the Big Smoke are the famous red buses which cover all of the major routes. Open Top bus tours are also very popular and give you a tour of the city should you get tired of walking – which is always the best way to explore the capital.

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It’s the capital city so expect capital shopping. From the quirks of Camden Market and Covent Garden to the famous Regent and Oxford Street which span thousands of famous brands and retailers – the city is literally your oyster when it comes to retail therapy. Head to Oxford Circus to start your city centre shopping spree or catch a tube to Stratford’s Westfield shopping centre (on both the Central and Jubilee lines). With over 300 stores, a cinema, bowling and a casino – it’s one of Europe’s largest urban shopping centres.